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This white paper gives a detailed look at the challenges organizations face as they deal with the deluge of digital content and unstructured data and the growing importance of data protection. It details how the EMC Isilon OneFS architecture provides high availability and data protection needed to meet these challenges.
Today, organizations of all sizes across the full spectrum of the business arena are facing a similar problem: An explosion in the sheer quantity of file – based data they are generating and, by virtue, are forced to manage. This proliferation of unstructured data, often dubbed ‘big data’, has left traditional storage architectures unable to
satisfy the demands of this growth and has necessitated the development of a new generation of storage technologies. Additionally, broader data retention requirements, regulatory compliance, tighter availability service level agreements (SLAs) with internal/external customers, and cloud and virtualization initiatives are only serving to compound this issue. High availability and reliability at the petabyte scale
Once data sets grow into the hundreds of terabytes on up, a whole new level of availability, management and protection challenges arise. At this magnitude, given the law of large numbers with the sheer quantity of components involved, there will almost always be one or more components in a degraded state at any point in time within the storage infrastructure. As such, guarding against single points of failure and bottlenecks becomes a critical and highly complex issue. Other challenges that quickly become apparent at the petabyte scale include the following: